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POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CHIROPRACTIC)

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CHIROPRACTIC)

Programme of the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic validated by Bournemouth University

Framework Specification Version 3.1

February 2014

©2014 AECC/Bournemouth University

Document date: Feb 2014

Circulation: General

Bournemouth University undertakes to encourage the recognition, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights generated by participants in this programme, to the benefit, as appropriate, of students, staff, industrial/other third parties/partners and the university.

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic 13-15 Parkwood Rd Bournemouth BH5 2DF

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CONTENTS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Basic Programme Data............................................................................................ 4 Academic & Professional Context........................................................................... 5 Points of Reference for Programme Design ........................................................... 5 Overall Programme Aims ........................................................................................ 6 Programme Intended Learning Outcomes ............................................................. 6 A - Subject Knowledge and Understanding ............................................................... 6 B - Intellectual Skills ................................................................................................... 6 C - Subject Specific Skills ............................................................................................ 6 D - Transferable Skills ................................................................................................. 6 6. Teaching and learning strategies and methods...................................................... 7 7. Assessment Strategies and Methods...................................................................... 7 8. Level and Stage Outcomes...................................................................................... 7 9. Transitional Arrangements ..................................................................................... 7 10. Skills Matrix ............................................................................................................. 8 11. Programme Diagram ............................................................................................... 9 12. Programme Regulations ....................................................................................... 10 12.1 Admission Regulations................................................................................... 10 12.2 Assessment Regulations ................................................................................ 10 13. Programme Profile ................................................................................................ 11

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1. Basic Programme Data Originating institution(s)

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC)

Award(s) and title(s)

Post Graduate Certificate Professional Development (Chiropractic)

HESA UCAS Programme Code(s) External reference points(s)

N/A Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, QAA, August 2008

Professional, Statutory and/or Regulatory Body links Place(s) of delivery

None

Mode(s) of delivery

Part-time distance learning

Credit structure

60 level M credits (30ECTS)

Duration Date of original approval(s)

Minimum 1 year, maximum 2 years May 2005

Date of first intake Student numbers

October 2012 30

Placements

N/A

Partner institution(s) and model(s)

N/A

Date and version number of this Framework/Programme Specification

02.2014 v3.1

AECC, Bournemouth

Version number of this document 3 This Framework Specification was approved in June 2012 following validation / revalidation by Academic Standards Committee. It takes effect from October 2012 and applies to all new enrolments.

This Programme Specification was submitted for validation in [2005] v1 This Programme Specification was submitted for limited review in [2008] v.1.1 This Programme Specification was submitted for revalidation in [2009] v.2 This Programme Specification was submitted for revalidation in [2012] v3 This Framework Specification was revised in Feb 2014 following the approval of modifications. It takes effect from October 2014 and applies to all new enrolments. V3.1 Approved for presentation:

............................................................................... Dr Haymo Thiel Vice-Principal (AECC) Page 4 of 11 Postgraduate Certificate Professional Development (Chiropractic) Version 3.1 Feb 2014 Framework Specification

2. Academic & Professional Context Chiropractic is a primary contact healthcare profession and is regulated in the UK by its statutory body, the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). The Chiropractors Act (1994) established the GCC, and in June 2001, the title of ‘chiropractor’ was protected by law. Today, anyone practising as a chiropractor in the UK must be registered with the GCC. The GCC sets the standards for competent and safe practice and accredits the undergraduate education and training of chiropractors. Following graduation, new chiropractors enter the profession deemed safe and competent to work independently. In the first year in practice, new graduates may enrol on structured programmes aimed to develop professional competencies. The content of these programmes, as well as whether or not they are mandatory for practice, differs between countries. In the UK, there is one professional programme, the Provisional Registration Training (PRT) programme, run nationally by the College of Chiropractors. For chiropractors wishing to join two of the four available national associations, successful completion of the PRT is mandatory. Following the first year in practice, like all health professionals, chiropractors continue to learn in part by complying with the mandatory annual CPD requirement of the GCC. The first year out in practice has long been recognised as a crucial period in the professional development of health practitioners. Experiential learning in the real world of practice, and reflection, are considered cornerstones of the novice’s development, and instrumental in developing professional identity. The PgCert Professional Development (Chiropractic) is designed to support chiropractors in their first year in practice. It is based on the concept of reflective practice and harnesses the different types of learning experiences so that chiropractors reach their potential in professional development. Moreover, the PgCert is flexible in either aligning with a professional development programme (PRT in UK, or Graduate Education Programme, GEP, in Europe), or as an independent and stand-alone programme. 3. Points of Reference for Programme Design QAA Qualifications Framework http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/FHEQ/EWNI/default.asp QAA Code of Practice for the Assurance of Academic Quality and Standards in Higher Education Section 2: Collaborative provision and flexible and distributed learning (including e-learning) (September 2004) http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/codeOfPractice/section2/collab2004.pdf Academic Development & Quality Academic Procedures Bournemouth University British Chiropractic Association http://www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk/ College of Chiropractors http://www.colchiro.org.uk/prt/index.php

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4. Overall Programme Aims 

To develop in a professional role as an independent and autonomous healthcare practitioner.



To reflect on professional activity, identifying learning needs and strategies to meet these.



To provide evidence and critical evaluation of change and improvement in professional performance.



To adopt the attitudes and skills to direct and undertake continuing professional development throughout professional life.

5. Programme Intended Learning Outcomes A - Subject Knowledge and Understanding This programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, and skills, as follows: A1. Conceptual understanding of reflective practice and experiential learning A2. Critical awareness of critical incidents informed by professional practice A3. New insights informed by the professional practice of self and of others A4. Originality in the application of new knowledge to inform professional practice B - Intellectual Skills ‘This programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, and skills, as follows: B1. Self-direction and originality in solving problems as a health professional B2. Act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level B3. Ability to receive and act on constructive feedback from mentors and senior colleagues B4. Ability to self-monitor and advance knowledge and skills to provide care at the forefront of academic and professional knowledge B5. Ability to develop skills and competencies to a high level through reflective practice C - Subject Specific Skills ‘This programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, and skills, as follows: C1. Competent and safe patient management C2. Professionalism through commitment to maintaining and improving competence C3. Ethical practice C4. Patient-centred and evidence-based care D - Transferable Skills This programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, and skills, as follows: Page 6 of 11 Postgraduate Certificate Professional Development (Chiropractic) Version 3.1 Feb 2014 Framework Specification

D1. Initiative, autonomy, and personal and professional responsibility D2. Professional identity and role D3. Team player respecting the rights and responsibilities of others D4. Effective communication with patients, colleagues and other health professionals D5. Decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations D6. Independent learning ability required for continuing professional development

6. Teaching and learning strategies and methods Teaching and learning methods will include experiential learning in the workplace, observations of other healthcare practices, attending formal learning events and conferences, meetings with peers and colleagues, and reflection on documented critical events, learning cycles and planning an audit.

7. Assessment Strategies and Methods Evidence of reflective practice and experiential learning through records of practice and professional activities, and critical reflective texts.

8. Level and Stage Outcomes All ILOs are at Level M, and are for Stage 1 (PgCert).

9. Transitional Arrangements This version of the programme takes effect from Oct 2014 and applies to all new enrolments. Any currently enrolled students will continue on their existing programme.

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10. Skills Matrix Showing relationship of ILOs for PG Certificate in Professional Development (Chiropractic) and its constituent units Units L E V E L

Supported Practicebased Learning Learning with Others Autonomous Reflective Practice

A1 X

A2 X

X X

A3 X

A4 X

B1 X

B2 X

X X

X

X

X

B3 X

B4

X

X

X

X

B5 X

C1 X

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes C2 C3 C4 D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 X X X X X X X X X

X

X

X

X

X

D6 X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

M A - Subject Knowledge & Understanding A1. Conceptual understanding of reflective practice and experiential learning A2. Critical awareness of critical incidents informed by professional practice A3. New insights informed by the professional practice of self and of others A4. Originality in the application of new knowledge to inform professional practice

C – Subject-specific / Practical Skills C1. Competent and safe patient management C2. Professionalism through commitment to maintaining and improving competence C3. Ethical practice C4. Patient-centred and evidence-based care

B - Intellectual Skills B1. Self-direction and originality in solving problems as a health professional B2. Act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level B3. Ability to receive and act on constructive feedback from mentors and senior colleagues B4. Ability to self-monitor and advance knowledge and skills to provide care at the forefront of academic and professional knowledge B5. Ability to develop skills and competencies to a high level through reflective practice

D - Transferable Skills D1. Initiative, autonomy, and personal and professional responsibility D2. Professional identity and role D3. Team player respecting the rights and responsibilities of others D4. Effective communication with patients, colleagues and other health professionals D5. Decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations D6. Independent learning ability required for continuing professional development

11. Programme Diagram

Post Graduate Certificate Professional Development (Chiropractic)

Stage 1 credit level M

Core units (compulsory) Supported Practice-based Learning 20 M credits Learning with Others 20 M credits Autonomous Reflective Practice 20 M credits

Exit qualification: Post graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Chiropractic). Requires 60 credits at level M Knowledge and skills identified by ILOs

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12. Programme Regulations 12.1

Admission Regulations

The regulations for this programme are the University’s Standard Admission Regulations for taught Postgraduate programmes and Graduate Certificate/Diploma programmes with the following approved additions:

12.2



Normally a first qualification university degree in chiropractic enabling entry to the profession as a chiropractor.



Applicants may be accredited (APL) for prior M level learning or equivalent at the discretion of the Pathway Leader. The amount of credit will conform to the University’s Standard Accreditation of Prior Learning and Articulation Arrangements.

Assessment Regulations

The regulations for this programme are the University’s Standard Postgraduate Assessment Regulations.

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13. Programme Profile Date Profile Completed:

February 2012

Originating Institution(s): AECC

Place(s) of Delivery: AECC

Framework Title (in full): PgCert Professional Development (Chiropractic)

School: HSC

Programme HESA JACS code:

Programme Award and Title: PgCert Professional Development (Chiropractic)

Partner institution: AECC

Mode(s) of study 1: PT, DL

Expected Length of study 2: PT =1-2 years

BU Credit Structure & ECTS 3:

B100

PgCert (60 credits; 30ECTS)

Unit identification

Cost Centre(s)

Unit version no.

HESA JACS Subject Code

Unit name

2 2 2

Supported Practice-based Learning Learning with Others Autonomous Reflective Practice 10 Contact in School: Effective from

CC 1

04 04 04

4

7

Unit Details %

HESA JACS Subject Code

CC 2

%

year FT

100% 100% 100% Date approved

Prog Year / Month / Year Yr. 1 10 2014

[email protected] or [email protected]

Yr. 2 Yr. 3

Name of Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body (if appropriate)

Prog

11

:

Assessment Regs :SR

Prog 5

year PT

5

Core / option

No of credits

6

1-2 C 20 1-2 C 20 1-2 C 20 Programme Specification version no. 12

Level (C,I,H, PgC, PgD, M) M M M

Assessment

8

Element Weightings C/Wor k1 100% 100% 100%

C/Work 2 P/F P/F P/F 13

Placement

: n/a

:

Diploma Supplement Statement regarding PRSB accreditation

: n/a

Yr.4

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C/Wor k3

P/F

3 14

9

15

: n/a